The SmartLinx system will incorporate medical device data from ICUs, med-surg, emergency departments and operating rooms, including pre-op and post-anesthesia care units (PACU) across seven facilities with Baptist’s Epic electronic medical record (EMR).

Baptist Health integrated EHR solutions inpatient clinical director Paul Buttes said: "Timely and accurate data are imperative for high acuity areas that require continuous monitoring and close surveillance of a patient’s condition."

CapsuleTech business development and product management vice-president Kevin Phillips said: "The Capsule SmartLinx MDIS is significant step forward in device integration in its ability to help improve the delivery of care through the timely capture, management and delivery of actionable data where and when it’s needed."

Capsule’s SmartLinx is a vendor-neutral data management platform, which connects together medical devices across a healthcare enterprise into a unified system.

SmartLinx unites clinical workflow and incorporates with intelligent systems beyond the EMR, including clinician decision support, alarm management and asset management systems to take informed clinical and operational decisions.

Its analytical and surveillance tools allows clinicians to recognize the signs of rapid patient physiological deterioration, while IT and clinical engineering can manage and monitor the enterprise-wide operational health and use of medical devices.

Based in Louisville of Kentucky, Baptist Health comprises eight hospitals, including seven owned and one managed, as well as more than 170 outpatient facilities.